Wouldn't it be good if BAR had a rock sculpture making day?

Discussion in 'Wouldn't it be good if...?' started by Coral reefer, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. Coral reefer

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    After the jester six presentation on aquascaping I thought it might be fun to get a bunch of rocks and a big emaco / acryl 60 kit and make a club event out of it. If enough people are interested we could do a group buy through Marco rock and have some fun putting some pieces together.
    On the other hand, if it's just a couple of us (or just me) then we can meetup someplace and work together without having a full blown event. Feel free to respond in this thread if you would be interested in joining me?
     
  2. HiFidelity

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    I would be very very interested, I already have all my supplies, materials and rocks. A group activity is just the motivation I need to make some progress on my new build and I certainly am in need of building a new scape from scratch :)
     
  3. tankguy

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    I would be up for this Mike
     
  4. coral4me

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    Sounds fun!
     
  5. Flagg37

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    Count me in.
     
  6. sfsuphysics

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    Does sound like fun, although I'm a bit too early for rock structures as I need to nuke all of my rock (or just buy new stuff which I'm not terribly keen on doing)
     
  7. Bruce Spiegelman

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    Yes -- and please hurry. I have 120 pounds of new rock coming tomorrow. :)
     
  8. jestersix

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    Just as an aside, I've coached a couple of these type events. It can be a lot of fun! If you have questions, let me know. On one group we pooled resources and bought a bunch of rock for the group so everyone could get rock at a discount.

    A group splitting Emaco would make buying 50 pounds locally worthwhile.
     
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    Recommend doing this somewhere in eastbay or southbay since most reefers from there. And chabot room rentals have been costing 280$ or more.
     
  10. sfsuphysics

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  11. Coral reefer

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    Worth it if we have enough people. Could maybe piggyback onto another meeting
     
  12. Flagg37

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    If there's not that many people we may be able to just do it at someone's home. I know we've had parties with at least 40 people at our house. I can check with my wife to see how she'd feel about having a bunch of reef nerds here.
     
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  13. roostertech

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    Playing with rock and cement. Sounds like a good time. I could host the after we move this summer. I'll be in Fremont next to Dumbarton bridge.
     
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  14. anathema

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    I still have ~35# of Emaco and a years old unopened acryl gallon. Id need to check if it's still powder but I can bring it.
     
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  15. anathema

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    Also literally a full 50g barrel of "live" rock that's pest free and well "cooked."

    I realize that's out of fashion but it's available.
     
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  16. coral4me

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    I built my first Emaco rock scapes this weekend. Here are a couple pics. Some of the foam supports are still in the pics. But the scapes were so strong after a few hours that I was able to move them around by only holding the top rock in the scapes.

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  17. coral4me

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    Thanks @anathema , 35 lbs. of Emaco would probably be enough for the club event depending on how many people attend. I used approximately 2 lbs of Emaco to build three scapes. Each scape included an Emaco base for stability and 2 to 3 joints between the 3 to 4 rocks in each structure. The two pics I shared are both made from four separate rocks.

    For the club's rock sculpture event, I would be happy to provide 1/2 gallon polyethylene mixing buckets.
     
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  18. sfsuphysics

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    Are your rocks in anyway supported from within with rods? or is it all Emaco which is holding it all together?
     
  19. coral4me

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    Once the foam supports are removed, it is only Emaco holding the structure together (no internal rods or anything like that).
     
  20. anathema

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    My emaco joined rocks are still solidly stuck together after 5+ years.
     

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